Our History

We are proud of our 50+ years of success which is driven by homebuyers who every day have the confidence to choose Stanley Martin to fulfill their new home dreams. We understand the importance of owning a new home and are honored to support you on your journey to homeownership.

Company History


Stanley Martin Homes is founded by Martin Alloy and Stanley Halle. The first neighborhood, Sunset Hills, was built in Capitol Heights, MD.

Martin Alloy


Stanley Martin breaks ground on the first neighborhood in Northern Virginia, Reflection Place.


After decades of new home communities, Stanley Martin’s first master planned community, Northlake opens. It is the largest in company history.


First Heritage Mortgage is founded to provide mortgage solutions to homebuyers.


Steve Alloy is named the President of Stanley Martin Homes. Stanley Martin Custom Homes is founded.


First Excel Title is founded serving Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.


Stanley Martin becomes one of the Top 50 largest homebuilders in the U.S.


Stanley Martin enters the Charlottesville, Raleigh and Richmond markets.


Stanley Martin joins the Daiwa House Group to continue its expansion strategy.


With the acquisition of FrontDoor Communities, Stanley Martin enters the Atlanta and Charleston markets.


With the acquisition of Essex Homes, Stanley Martin enters several markets throughout the Carolinas.


Stanley Martin is named National Builder of the Year by Builder Magazine.

Steve Alloy


With the acquisition of Avex Homes, Stanley Martin enters the Orlando markets.

Stanley Martin joined the Daiwa House Group in 2017. Daiwa House is one of the largest real estate and development companies in the world. With their support, Stanley Martin has been able to expand into new metro areas as part of a national expansion strategy.

As Stanley Martin grew to one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S., we also expanded by investing in businesses to help better serve homebuyers. With our preferred mortgage company and partnerships with a custom homes and title companies, it is our goal to ensure a smooth transaction for every home buyer.

Our Companies
Stanley Martin Custom Homes
First Excel Title
FIrst Heritage Mortgage

Visit the Our Companies page to read more about these businesses.

At Stanley Martin Homes, Your Life is our Blueprint™, which is why we focus entirely on you, on how you live your life every day. Operating with the utmost dedication, integrity, respect, excellence, and honesty, we work hard to provide a home building experience like no other.